Anthony Joshua reveals how he plans to become the first man to defeat Oleksandr Usyk


Anthony Joshua has revealed how he plans to defeat Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua outpointed Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles and he has already been ordered to fight two different challengers by the sanctioning bodies.

The IBF have ordered Joshua to fight the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, while the WBO have told him he must fight Usyk in the next 180 days.

And Joshua believes he has already devised a way to defeat the Ukrainian.

When asked of his plans for 2020 on Sky Sports, Joshua said: “A heavyweight challenger that will be in my eyesight for the end of March or early-April. A very credible opponent.

“When I’m trying to build my record, I want opponents like Usyk to say that I’ve defeated them.

“He uses his feet very well, and positions his hands well. You can’t hit him because his feet move so well. If you do manage to catch him, [the punches] are brushing off the gloves.

“What I’d do, as I have done already, is study him – from his footwork, his hand positioning, to his openings.

“Then I’d go to former people who have faced him and find out information on how to defeat him.”